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Amaretto Apple Streusel Cupcakes

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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Amaretto Apple Streusel Cupcakes

                       Amaretto Apple Streusel Cupcakes Recipe

Top tender apple cupcakes with a sweet and crunchy topping of brown sugar and almonds, then drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze.  The amaretto adds an even more distinct almond flavor to the cupcakes, but if you don't have it, you can use almond extract instead.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 cupcake)

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur) 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • large egg
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream 
  • 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk 
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped Gala apple 
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Streusel:
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons 2% reduced-fat milk 

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 2. Place muffin cup liners in 12 muffin cups; coat with cooking spray.
  3. 3. Weigh or lightly spoon 6.75 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 6.75 ounces flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine granulated sugar, cream cheese, and 1/4 cup butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until well blended. Add amaretto, vanilla, and egg to sugar mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Combine sour cream and 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until well blended. Combine apple and 1 tablespoon flour in a small bowl; toss well.
  4. 4. Add flour mixture and sour cream mixture alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat just until blended. Fold in apple mixture. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  5. 5. To prepare the streusel, combine 2 tablespoons flour, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal; stir in almonds. Sprinkle streusel evenly over cupcakes. Bake at 350° for 27 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes on a wire rack, and remove the cupcakes from pan.
  6. 6. To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar and 4 teaspoons milk in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle glaze over cupcakes.
Note:

If you don't want to use the amaretto, replace it with 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.

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gmadiane
by Bronze Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 1:22 PM

yum

mrswillie
by Silver Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Sounds good. Probably 10,000000000 calories a serving

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:53 PM
It is 256 calories.

Quoting mrswillie:

Sounds good. Probably 10,000000000 calories a serving

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TigerofMu
by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Oh yum! I am salivating over this one ;)!

meam4444
by Bronze Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 2:00 PM

I might just have to try this recipe..the picture looks way to yummy to pass on this one!

.Angelica.
by Bronze Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 2:45 PM

looks good!

myhandsomelove
by Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 2:47 PM
Mmmmm
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